Communications & Engagement Officer | Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Job Title: Communications & Engagement Officer
Employer: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 6cea5011-6afe-4cad-8fd6-ec592295016f


Job Details:

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service have an exciting opportunity for a Communications & Engagement Officer to join their growing team in Derby.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

Salary: £34,834 – £36,648 per annum

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Successful applicants would normally be appointed on the bottom of the salary grade. Exceptions may apply.

About Us:

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) is a forward-thinking organisation dedicated to providing an excellent emergency service to the communities of Derbyshire. DFRS is also committed to supporting a progressive, positive and inclusive culture that celebrates its diverse workforce, recognising the value that everyone brings as they work to ‘Make Derbyshire Safer Together’.

Communications & Engagement Officer – The Role:

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has an exciting new opportunity for a talented and experienced communication and engagement professional to join the Corporate Communications department.

There will be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided.

The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours.

Communications & Engagement Officer – Key Responsibilities:

You will be working:

– In a fast-paced environment supporting organisational change and employee engagement

– Dealing with local and national media

– Providing timely and accurate media updates during unfolding emergencies

– Planning and delivering Service campaigns across social and traditional communication channels

Communications & Engagement Officer – You:

– The successful candidate must have a proven track record of using and delivering a range of communication and engagement methods so they can support the organisation in improving the way it engages with its workforce

– You must also have a proven track record of developing and delivering a range of effective campaigns that support a reduction in emergency incidents

Communications & Engagement Officer – Benefits:

– Flexible working hours

– Family friendly policies

– Free car parking

– Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations

– Employee discount scheme

– Employee support networks

– Ongoing training and development opportunities

– Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. All staff are expected to share this commitment.

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. The HQ role requires enhanced vetting. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

A standard disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant.

Applications should provide evidence of suitability against the person specification for the role.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 2nd January 2024. Interviews will hopefully week commencing 15th January 2024.

If you are interested in this Communications & Engagement Officer position, press ‘Apply’ today! You will be redirected to our site where you can complete your application.



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